Carly Rae Jepsen Joins Train In Boycotting Boy Scout Jamboree

jepsen trainCarly Rae Jepsen has told the Boy Scouts of America to call her…never.

After Train decided to back out of the BSA Jamboree this summer until the Boy Scouts reversed their ban on gay scouts and leaders, the “Call Me Maybe” chanteuse has decided to take a stand as well.

The Lady Jepsen tweeted earlier this morning:

As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer…

GLAAD threw their support behind gay Eagle Scout Derek Nance’s petition calling for Train and Carly Rae to denounce the BSA’s gay ban. While Train were quick to respond with some drops of justice, Carly Rae must have forgotten to pay her phone bill from all that cellular stalking.

Either way, they add their chart-topping voices to the chorus of those opposed to the Boy Scouts’ discrimination.

“No fair-minded media outlet, corporation or celebrity will want to partner with the BSA as long as the organization puts discrimination and anti-gay bias before the needs of young people,” said Rich Ferraro, GLAAD’s VP of Communications. “GLAAD will continue to call for partners of the BSA to speak out against the anti-gay ban until the BSA puts Scouting first and adopts a national non-discrimination policy.”

GLAAD tried, unsuccessfully, to get the National Geographic Channel to issue a disclaimer before its new BSA reality show, Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?, though the network did publish a post by gay Eagle Scout Will Oliver, the driving force behind the disclaimer.

Meanwhile, we’re just gla(a)d that Carly Rae’s on board since we’re really not ready to let go of “Call Me Maybe.” Or it’s not ready to let go of us. It’s auricular crack.

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  • orcanyc

    Thank You Train and Carly for doing the right thing.


    Maybe this pressure will make the BSA change their policy?

  • balehead

    Wouldn’t have cooler for them to play and speak out against this stuff????

  • boring

    The real question is WHY WERE THEY THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE? Because they are mindless stars who desire attention and have no other goals than that.

    It’s not like this hasn’t been a controversy for about, say, literally a DECADE-PLUS. BSA has a reputation and these two acts didn’t care about anything more than face time, otherwise they wouldn’t have accepted the offer from the start. The only backlash they care about is the backlash they themselves would receive after doing it.

    Do not support mediocrity. Do not applaud cynicism. These people deserve even less than the BSA.

  • godsense

    As a mobile DJ who is anti homosexual behavior and favors the Boy Scouts present policy, I choose not to play Train or Carley Rae Jepsen songs at my upcoming events.

    They made their choices, I made mine.

  • 2eo

    @godsense: Mobile DJ?, are you not good enough to land a proper gig? I would wager yes.

    I’m sure they’re devastated after performing at glamorous and expensive award ceremonies and charting singles and albums repeatedly that some travelling guy who MC’s in a church car park twice a year doesn’t play them because they and their PR people aren’t complete god molesting c*nts.

  • godsense

    @2eo: Well that’s pretty much the response I expected from some “Gay Mafia” wannabe.

    FYI, I’ve made a full time living as a mobile DJ for 25 years. and I own two houses on Long Island. When the economy was good, my average take home was over 2000 a week just working on weekends. Thanks to Bush and moreso, Obama, things have dropped off considerably but we are still making ends meet.

    Oh, and by the way, I’m not Catholic. And furthermore, you should have your mouth cleaned out.

  • 2eo

    @godsense: You’ve done it for nearly as long as I have lived and you are still not good enough to get a proper job. Ouch. I wouldn’t know as I was headhunted.

  • godsense

    @2eo: Making a self-employed living doing something you love for 25 years is better than any so-called “proper job.”

    Way to get off topic.

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